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Harris Funeral Home
Monday October 31st, 2022
12:00pm - 1:00pm

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Celebration of Life

Harris Funeral Home
Monday October 31st, 2022

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Hayden Robert Dominick Garreffa

Garreffa – Hayden R. D., 19, Ebensburg, formerly of Windber, went to be with the Lord on October 22, 2022. Born on May 4, 2003 in Ephrata, PA, son of Jesse A. Garreffa, Camden Wyoming, DE and Alysia M. Petak, Windber, PA. Preceded in death by maternal great-grandmother, Betty Sandberg, and paternal great-grandfather, Alfred Garreffa.


In addition to his parents, he is survived by his loving sisters, Jennifer and Arya Garreffa; brothers, Joshua, Cole, and Drew Garreffa; paternal grandparents, Robert and Debra Garreffa; Godmother, Amanda Daddario; several aunts, uncles and cousins, and his fiancé.


Hayden was a 2021 graduate of Forest Hills High School. He enjoyed playing video games, listening to music, cooking, gardening, helping animals, fishing, campfires, and walks. He loved to scavenge clean outs for “treasures”, a habit that would cause his mom to sometimes just shake her head in disbelief with all the things he would bring home. He was always helpful, constantly asking if there was something he could do to help out. Just this past summer, he gleefully volunteered to help the trash crew collect garbage for the duration of a four day music festival when a contract with a garbage collection company fell through. He was known for his hard work ethic. In fact, he had plans to start a private land care business next year. He was also known for his quirky humor, like eating weird combinations of food just to gross people out. Hayden loved his family dearly and frequently and spontaneously told them so, and will be remembered for his kind heart. 


At the family’s request, there will be no public viewing. Friends will be received from noon until time of celebration of life at 1 p.m. on Monday at the Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland. Private inurnment will be held at the convenience of the family. The family suggests contributions be directed to Humane Society of Cambria County, 743 Galleria Dr Ext, Johnstown, PA 15904 in memory of Hayden. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com. Cremation by Laurel Highlands Crematory at Harris Funeral Home.

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It's sad 😢 I hope justice is served and hopefully the family gets peace my sister was killed by her husband and I never got any justice or peace it breaks my heart daily my prayers are with the family my heart is breaking for the parents you should never had to bury their child lots of prayers heading your way

Allen family Nov 5 2022 9:23 AM

Prayers to you and your family during time .

Jeff Gaskill Nov 1 2022 9:24 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Hayden Garreffa

Pastor Gary Mosorjak-wife Peggy.. Johnstown, Pa. connected to Agape Camp Farm Oct 30 2022 5:53 PM

We remember Hayden as the socialite of any gathering. Usually wore a warm smile accompanied with his kind heart. Words cannot express our sadness of your passing but we will surely never forget the good natured person you were while with us. Prayers to all family and close friends in this most difficult time 🙏

Harold & Diane Sandberg Oct 28 2022 9:27 AM

We will dearly miss him, and will never forget him saying "Pee outside" forever in our hearts

Derr family Oct 28 2022 9:16 AM

I had the honor to be Hayden's teacher at NHS-Apollo. He had a loving spirit and a sweet heart. He will always be one of "my boys". Prayers to his family during this time.

Angela Chamberlain Oct 27 2022 10:31 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Hayden Garreffa

Jeff Flanders Oct 27 2022 9:27 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Hayden Garreffa

Vicki Dunch Oct 27 2022 2:24 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Hayden Garreffa

Sue Peters with prayers of sympathy and condolences to his family and friends, and prayers of peace to this gentle soul gone too soon. Oct 27 2022 1:07 PM

My thoughts are with all of you during this time

Gary Hemmant Oct 27 2022 10:20 AM

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